NEW YORK (AP) — Mary J. Blige’s 2022 is going pretty well. Her new album landed in the top 10 of Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and she was featured at the Super Bowl halftime show. Now she's been tapped for a concert like no other. Blige will host a one-night-only live performance to celebrate her life and music that will be available to stream exclusively on Apple Music in over 165 countries. The concert is set for July 27 at 10 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. PDT. “The last year of my career in particular has been an exciting ride,” Blige said in a statement. ”It feels amazing to take this opportunity to celebrate, reflect and have an intimate night with my fans through this platform Apple Music is providing me.” Blige’s Apple Music Live concert will be held at New York City's United Palace Theatre, in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. Fans in the greater New York region have the opportunity to register for free for a chance to be in the room when it happens. The … [Read more...] about Mary J. Blige is next artist in Apple Music concert series
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This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a blow to the fight against climate change, the Supreme Court on Thursday limited how the nation’s main anti-air pollution law can be used to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. By a 6-3 vote, with conservatives in the majority, the court said that the Clean Air Act does not give the Environmental Protection Agency broad authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants that contribute to global warming. The court’s ruling could complicate the administration’s plans to combat climate change. Its proposal to regulate power plant emissions is expected by the end of the year. The decision also could have a broader effect on other agencies' regulatory efforts beyond climate change and air pollution. President Joe Biden aims to cut the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions in half by the end of the decade and to have an … [Read more...] about Supreme Court limits EPA in curbing power plant emissions
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 9 BERLIN (AP) — The rust-colored tower rising from an industrial site near the banks of Berlin's Spree river looks nothing like the sleek flasks Germans use for coffee, yet its purpose is similar: to provide some warmth throughout the day, especially when it's cold outside. With a height of 45 meters (almost 150 feet) and holding up to 56 million liters (14.8 million gallons) of hot water, utility company Vattenfall says the tower will help heat Berlin homes this winter even if Russian gas supplies dry up. “It's a huge thermos that helps us to store the heat when we don’t need it,” said Tanja Wielgoss, who heads the Sweden-based company's heat unit in Germany. “And then we can release it when we need to use it.” While district heating systems fueled by coal, gas or waste have been around for more than a century, most aren't designed to store … [Read more...] about Berlin prepares ‘huge thermos’ to help heat homes in winter
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 5 LOS ANGELES - The day she found out that her group Eurythmics had its first No. 1 single in America, Annie Lennox was at a hotel in San Francisco. The hotel was Japanese-inspired, and its windows appeared to have a rice-paper-like translucency. Lennox was already beginning to struggle with the early onset of fame-related anxiety, and this didn't help. "It felt like I had nowhere to hide," Lennox says now. "I was so conscious of earthquakes, because I had never really been to San Francisco before. Maybe once. And I was just thinking, 'Oh my God, I feel so vulnerable. Now we've got rice-paper windows and earthquakes happening.' It was like being naked in front of the world." The single that kick-started the duo's pathbreaking, almost decade-long run up the pop charts - the galvanic synth-pop classic "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" - will turn 40 next year. In the run-up … [Read more...] about Annie Lennox beguiled us in the MTV age. Now she calms us down online.
Photo-Illustration: The Strategist The sales are only getting stronger as we head into the holiday weekend. Today there’s a polo shirt made from recycled fibers, a set of bath towels with high-performing absorbency, and a backpack that fits in just as easily on campus and on the trail . Plus, Amazon has already started slashing prices while gearing up for Prime Day . Amazon Brand Mae Women’s Notch Collar Pajama Set W/ Ruffle Detail $14 $30 now 54% off $14 Early Prime Day deals are rolling in, with discounts on lots of Amazon’s in-house brands. These sweet daisy-print pajamas are perfect for hot summer nights — and they’re currently more than 50 percent off. $14 at Amazon Buy Core 10 Women’s ‘Build Your Own’ Yoga Pant $45 now 15% off $38 When former Strategist senior writer Karen Adelson investigated Amazon’s athleisure line Core 10 , she was intrigued by the ability to design … [Read more...] about 9 Things on Sale You’ll Actually Want to Buy: From Onsen to Outerknown
2 Crime & Safety Willie Singletary, 31, reportedly admitted to his role in a standoff with Plymouth Township Police back in 2021. Jon Campisi , Patch Staff Replies PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, PA — A local man who engaged Plymouth Township Police in a standoff at his home back in early 2021 after they went to the residence in search of his brother has pleaded guilty to counts of aggravated assault in connection with the ordeal, according to media reports. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported this week that Willie Singletary, 30, of Plymouth Township, entered the guilty plea on two aggravated assault counts during a proceeding before Montgomery County Common Pleas Court Judge Thomas Del Ricci. The criminal docket sheet in the case did not yet appear to be updated to reflect the guilty pleas, but the Inquirer reported that the negotiated plea with county prosecutors comes with a two-to-five-year state prison sentence. Court … [Read more...] about Montco Man Pleads To Aggravated Assault After Standoff With Police